The climate in Blacksburg can be described as moderate, with four distinct seasons. In the summer, temperatures averae in the 80’s during the day and in the 50’s at night. In the winter, daytime and nighttime temperatures are usually in the 40’s and 20’s, respectively. According to the Virginia State Department of Climatology, our region experiences 60 percent sunshine, 40 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow annually.

Avg. Winter Temps.

Highs: 40’s
Lows: 20’s

Avg. Summer Temps.

Highs: 80’s
Lows: 50’s

Annual Snowfall

28 inches

Annual Rainfall

40 inches

Growing Season

161 days

Average Relative Humidity

66 percent


60 percent

Source: Virginia State Department of Climatology

Blacksburg Weather

Natural Disasters

As the map below depicts, Blacksburg has a very low risk for natural disasters resulting from earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados.

Catastrophic Risk Map

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Did You Know?

Montgomery County businesses/leaders take home five of eight awards from the 2011 Roanoke-Blacksburg TechNite Banquet: Nomad Mobile Guides (Rising Star Award), Peter Lazar – eBroselow (Entrepreneur Award), Mike Kaylor - Montgomery County Public Schools (Educator Award), 3D-4U (People’s Choice Award) and Marry Miller - IDD, Inc. (RUBY Award).